N.Y. Education Law Section 6604-B
Restricted dental faculty license


1.

The department may issue a restricted dental faculty license to a full-time faculty member employed at an approved New York state school of dentistry. The holder of such restricted dental faculty license shall have the authority to practice dentistry, as defined in this article, but such practice of dentistry shall be limited to the school’s facilities or the school’s clinics, or facilities or clinics with relationships to the school confirmed by formal affiliation agreements. Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize such holder of a restricted dental faculty license to engage in the private practice of dentistry at any other site.

2.

To qualify for a restricted dental faculty license the applicant shall present satisfactory evidence of the following:

(a)

The completion of a total of no less than six academic years of pre-professional and professional education, including:

i.

courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology or zoology and physics; and ii. not less than four academic years of professional dental education satisfactory to the department culminating in a degree, diploma or certificate in dentistry recognized by the appropriate civil authorities of the jurisdiction in which the school is located as acceptable for entry into practice in the jurisdiction in which the school is located.

(b)

Within the last five years, have two years of satisfactory practice as a dentist or have satisfactorily completed an advanced education program in general dentistry or in a dental specialty, provided such program is accredited by an organization accepted by the department as a reliable authority for the purpose of accrediting such programs (such as the commission on dental accreditation); and

(c)

Possesses good moral character as determined by the department.

3.

The dean of the dental school shall notify the department in writing upon the submission of an initial license application and yearly thereafter that the holder of the dental faculty license is employed full-time at the dental school. Full-time employment means the holder of such dental faculty license devotes at least four full working days per week in teaching or patient care, research or administrative duties at the dental school where employed. The dean of the dental school and the holder of such dental faculty license shall each notify the department in writing within thirty days of the termination of full-time employment.

4.

In order to continue to practice dentistry, the holder of a restricted dental faculty license shall apply for and hold a current triennial registration which shall be subject to the same registration requirements as apply to holders of unrestricted dental licenses, except that such registration shall be issued only upon the submission of documentation satisfactory to the department of the holder’s continued status as a full-time dental faculty member, provided that such registration shall immediately terminate and the holder shall no longer be authorized to practice if the holder ceases to be a full-time dental faculty member at an approved New York state school of dentistry.

5.

The holder of this restricted dental faculty license shall be subject to the professional misconduct provisions set forth in article 130 (Arthur O Eve Opportunity For Higher Education)article one hundred thirty of this chapter and in the rules of the board of regents and the regulations of the commissioner.

6.

The fee for each restricted dental faculty license shall be three hundred dollars, and the fee for initial registration and each subsequent re-registration shall be three hundred dollars.

7.

In order to be eligible for a restricted dental faculty license an applicant must be a United States citizen or a noncitizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; provided, however, that the department may grant a three year waiver for a noncitizen who otherwise meets all other requirements for a restricted dental faculty license except that the department may grant an additional extension not to exceed six years to a noncitizen to enable him or her to secure citizenship or permanent resident status, provided such status is being actively pursued. No current faculty member shall be displaced by the holder of a restricted dental faculty license.

Source: Section 6604-B — Restricted dental faculty license, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/6604-B (updated Dec. 16, 2022; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Dec. 16, 2022

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